How to Customize Your Email Address. Get Your Own Domain Name and Have an Address, Like firstname.lastname@example.org!
Is your email address @hotmail.com or @gmail.com? Do you want to personalize it and create a better professional or personal image? Yes? It's easy and will take about 10 minutes and $10 per year.
Things You'll Need
- 10 minutes
- 10 dollars
- 1 internet connection
Choose a 'domain' name that you want your email address to reside on. This will be the part after the @ sign. Like email@example.com.You can choose a .com, .net, .info, .biz and many more. Be careful though, you'll need to make sure the name is available in the next step.
You'll need to find an agent to register your domain name. They're called 'registrars'. However, to make the process extremely easy, Google and Microsoft have partnered with registrars to allow you to register a domain name and use their mail service on your OWN doman.
For Google, just go to this link:http://www.google.com/a/cpanel/domain/newYou'll just need to create a Google account, then choose your domain name and you'll be all set.When you're done, you can log in to your new address at www.gmail.com but instead of firstname.lastname@example.org, you'll have email@example.com as the address!
If you'd rather use the Hotmail/Microsoft service, go here:https://domains.live.com/Signup/SignupDomain.aspxand choose the 'Purchase a new domain' option.